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  What can be imagined can be created
Installation: video monitors, headphones, chairs, tables, 2002

Commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society for the Economist Tower in London this participatory installation utilized video footage shot on location in Las Vegas and audio sampled from self-hypnosis tracks (from which the title is derived) for stressed business executives. Three relaxation areas were created which mimicked the nearby waiting area of the building. Mies van der Rohe chairs, flat screen monitors and cushioned headphones formed an inviting environment for visitors to the building to use.The video footage of perpetually revolving, sparkling objects was complemented by the hypnotic audio tracks. The audio had been subtley modified: the 'return to consciousness' ending associated with hypnosis was removed.

  [IMAGE: stills from Blazing 7s and installation view]